Restaurant of the Year 2010 Nordic countries - is swedish

Bent Christensen - 08/02/2011

Previous Bocuse d'Or-winner Mathias Dahlgren wins ”The Nordic Prize” at a Gallaevent on february 7th at Falsled Kro, Denmark Falsled Kro was fully booked for the prizeevent and galladinner for the award The Nordic Prize (Best restaurant in the nordic countries 2010 :”Matsalen,” since 2007 located inside Stockholms Grand Hôtel.) 41 aged chef Mathias Dahlgren and his **starred Michelin-restaurant won the prize in tight competition with 4 other nominees, danish Henne Kirkeby Kro, norwegian Oscarsgate, icelandic Dill and finnish Chez Dominique.

Behind the award is Den Danske Spiseguide & other gastronomic focused juries organized in all over the 5 nordic countries each with a competent jury counting 30 members. They have made their final votings in the autumn 2010. ”The jury find that all facets regarding dining and wining, utmost welcoming atmosphere and service during a meal is outstanding. Also the fact that the chef is really visible at all tables and giving the visitors personal attendance is another important landmark for the personality behind the person” says the secretary of the jury Bent Christensen. ”It is of course a great honour to receive this prize in a time where nordic gastrronomy and nordics cooks have all the worlds eyes watching us latest at the Bocuse d’Or worldchampionship for cooks had 5 nordic chefs between the 7 first. Also to follow Noma who won The Nordic Prize last year is a fine feeling” says Mathias Dahlgren. As a visible sign of the honour a sculpture made of the dansish artist Lisbeth van Deiurs was given Mathias Dahlgren by an icon in norwegian gastronomy, mr Eyvind Hellström, former **Starred chef at Bagatelle, Oslo. The Galla dinner was named ALMANAK – menu and it was a manifest of the Fine kitchen of Falsled Kro and in hands of chef Per Hallundbæk, former chef at Engögaard, Norway. Sponsors for The Nordic Prize and the Galla event is Danish Crown, Arla Foods, Iskilde, Løgismose Vin, Theis Vin, Alfiero Boffa, Tasty Brands Aps , KK Wine, Krone Vin Aps, Kjær & Sommerfeldt, Otto Suenson. Jersild Vin, BooksforCooks For further info contact Bent Christensen,

tel: +45 5631 1168 or +45 40131310
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Tel: +45 6268 1111